Best GBA homebrew?

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Dec 10, 2007

Best GBA homebrew? by Sinkhead at 7:50 PM (20,152 Views / 0 Likes) 6 replies

  1. Sinkhead
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    Former Staff Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    As you can see from my join date, I wasn't around in the good ol' days of GBA, so I missed out on a lot of good homebrew. Now that I'm reviewing my Ewin Expansion Pack, I need to test some homebrew, but I don't know what people want to see!

    Any ideas?

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    http://www.pineight.com/gba/ has great tools and some games

    I'm mostly interested in the technical specs of the ewin. Does cf_bench work with the ewin? If so, how fast is their memory in respect to other slot-2 carts in the same category?
     
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    We had a bash at our favourites t'other day, so stealing shamelessly from that thread:
    Of those PocketNES and Goomba Color are probably going to be high on people's wishlists so that may be a good place to start.
    I doubt many people will use GSM player now but it's worth trying for reviewing puposes.
    Makebook and JPEG viewer as applications
    Herg's solitaire
    "Tetanus on Drugs" because it's the silliest name ever used for a tetris game and is a total headtrip.
    "Puzzle dungeon" , uses an actual savefile to store progress (from what I remember not many GBA homebrews used one)
    and maybe SNES Advance, but the hit-and-miss compatibility might make it a bit hard to test that one.

    Otherwise track down the GBAX coding competition entries, there might be some pretty cool stuff flying around in there.
     
  4. Sinkhead
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    Former Staff Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    Sorry, I can't run the test because I can't place the test sector file in the root of the memory to be tested, because you can't write to the EEP like thst...
    And thanks for that link, do you know any more?

    - Sam
     
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    PDRoms used to be the main GBA homebrew site but it shut down. There's a collection of a lot of it's content here, their servers seem kinda slow but there's a lot on there.

    JPEG Viewer can be found here.
    Bookreader

    Quak: how could I forget this one? The demo was availiable to download and the actual game could be purchased from the developer on a cart.

    Motocross Challenge: was supposed to be a commercial release, but their publisher pulled out right at the end of development so they released the rom for free. Depends on your definition of Homebrew, but I reckon it fits. [​IMG]
     
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    These were on my cart, but i can't remember if they are all great (haven't played them in a while). I do remember Bulletgba is great though.
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    Reaxion,
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    Eliminator
     
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    Old bump, but PDroms is still alive.
     

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